::: : Bio-medical Waste Management

OBJECTIVE:

                      Biomedical waste management is of utmost importance in maintaining sanitary conditions in the college and the hospital campus. Proper disposal of the generated waste and its segregation is absolutely necessary to prevent spread of infections among the patients as well as the doctors, hospital staff etc.

MANAGEMENT TEAM:

BIOMEDICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE


1. Medical Superintendent  
2. Nodal officer                  :  HOD , Dept. of Microbiology, 
3. RMO                             
4. Others
     HOD - Dept of Medicine  
     HOD - Dept of Surgery   
     HOD - Dept of Pediatrics
     HOD - Dept of OG         
    Nursing Superintendent
5. Biomedical Engineer 
6. PWD Engineer       

HOSPITAL INFECTION CONTROL COMMITTEE (HICC)


1. CHAIR PERSON      :  The Dean      
2. SECRETARY               HOD, Dept of Microbiology        
3. MEMBERS:           
          Medical Superintendent        
          RMO                                 
          Assoc. Prof. of Microbiology 
          HOD - Medicine                  
           HOD - Surgery                    
           HOD - Pediatrics                
           HOD - OG                           
           HOD - Anasthesia              
           HOD - SPM                   
           Nursing superintendent
           Infection control incharge staff
          CSSD incharge staff   
           Biomedical engineer 

CATEGORIZATION OF WASTE:

Categories of Biomedical Waste

ScheduleI 
Option Disposal Waste Category Treatment
Category No. I Human Anatomical Waste (human tissues, organs, body parts) Incineration or deep burial
Category No. 2 Animal Waste (animal tissues, body parts, carcasses, bleeding parts, fluid, blood and experimental animals used in research, waste generated by veterinary hospitals & colleges, discharge from animal houses) Incineration or deep burial
Category No. 3 Waste (animal tissues, organs, body parts carcasses, bleeding parts, fluid, blood and experimental animals used in research, waste generated by veterinary hospitals & colleges, discharge from animal houses) Autoclaving, micro-waving, incineration
Category No. 4 Waste sharps (needles, syringes, scalpels, blades, glass, etc. that may cause puncture and cuts. This includes both used and unused sharps) Chemical disinfection, autoclaving, microwaving, mutilation/ shredding
Category No. 5 Discarded Medicines and Cytotoxic drugs (wastes comprising of outdated, contaminated and discarded medicines and drugs) Incineration/ destruction and disposal in secured landfills
Category No. 6 Solid Waste (Items contaminated with blood and body fluids including cotton, dressings, soiled plaster casts, lines, beddings, other material contaminated with blood) Incineration, autoclaving, micro- waving
Category No.7 Solid Waste (wastes generated from disposable items other than the waste sharps such as tubings, catheters, intravenous sets etc.) Disinfection by chemical treatment, autoclaving microwaving and mutilation/ shredding
Category No.8 Liquid Waste (waste generated from laboratory and washing, cleaning, house- keeping and disinfecting activities) Disinfection by chemical treatment and discharge into drains
Category No.9 Incineration ash of any bio- medical waste Disposal in municipal landfills
Category No.10 Chemical Waste (chemicals used in production of biologicals, chemicals used in disinfection and as insecticides Chemical treatment and discharge into drains for liquids and secure landfills for solids

 

Schedule II
Colour coding and type of container for disposal of Bio-Medical Wastes
Colour Coding Type of Container -I Waste Category Treatment Options as per Schedule I
Yellow Plastic bag Cat. 1, Cat. 2, Cat. 3 and Cat. 6 Incineration/deep burial
Red Disinfected container/plastic bag Cat. 3, Cat. 6, Cat.7 Autoclaving/microwaving/ chemical treatment
Blue/White translucent Plastic bag/puncture proof Cat. 4, Cat. 7 Autoclaving/microwaving/ chemical treatment and destruction/shredding
Black Plastic bag Cat. 5 and Cat. 9 and Cat. 10 (solid) Disposal in secured landfill

 

REGIONAL CENTRES:

The biomedical wastes from the college and hospital is collected by G.J. Multiclave Pvt. Ltd.
Address: Jains Temple view apartments, Front block No.162 G.S.T road, Tambaram sanatorium, Chennai -600047
The disposal yard is near Singaperumal Koil.

TRAINING ON WASTE MANAGEMENT:

Periodic training classes are being held for the undergraduate & Post graduate students, CRRI's & other health care providers in order to educate them about biomedical waste management.
 

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